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Connect 4

Connect 4 is a strategy game played both by children and adults tracing back to 1974. It quickly became very popular due to its easy rules and the variety of strategies that players may use in order to win. Connect 4 is an excellent game to work your children’s brain cells. Playable as a pencil and paper game or online in a multiplayer setting with different colored circles, the game keeps you perfectly going on a long journey or through boring classes.

On papergames.io you can play Connect 4 multiplayer online with your friends or hundreds of players worldwide. Follow our strategies and tactics out, you will quickly rise to Number One!

Connect 4 rules

You play Connect 4 on a 7×6 board if you use discs, or on a grid if you use pencils and paper or in a multiplayer online setting. The circle checkers must be placed from the lowest line until the highest one. The ultimate objective is to align a player’s four checkers in a horizontal, vertical or diagonal manner. The checkers must imperatively be placed on the lowest line or on another checker.

Strategies and tactics to win at Connect 4

At the start of the game

In order to start well a Connect 4 game, it is important to place a maximum of checkers in the middle column so that you maximize possibilities of aligning 4 checkers in the following turns. This tactic prevents your opponent of doing the same. The next step is to elaborate a strategy consisting of traps which shall pressure your opponent into playing a move leading to your victory and thus obtaining a higher ranking!

The double line at Connect 4

One simple way of trapping your opponent at Connect 4 is to create a winning double line (two lines which lack one checker in order to have a line of 4) in order to compel them to make a move which would lead to you being able to align a line of 4 at the next turn.

How to beat a novice at Connect 4

Whenever you start a Connect 4 game and your opponent is not attentive, you may try to align three checkers on the lowest line. Your opponent shall then only have the choice between reacting on the left or on the right, in whichever case you win the game!

Blocking columns

The following strategy should be mastered if you wish to obtain a higher ranking at Connect 4: try to block columns in such a way that whenever your opponent places a checker, you would win at the next turn (or it would lead to a double line). The goal is to lead your opponent into making moves he does not want to make and which enable you the freedom of developing traps for the next steps.